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PDFWAC 220-500-045

Domestic goats and sheep on Washington department of fish and wildlife managed lands.

(1) It is unlawful for any person to bring or lead domestic goats or sheep onto the following department wildlife area units or other WDFW-managed lands posted as closed to domestic goats or sheep, unless otherwise permitted by the director to do so:
(a) Asotin Creek Wildlife Area: Asotin Creek, Weatherly, and George Creek Units;
(b) Chelan Wildlife Area: Beebe Springs, Chelan Butte, Swakane, and Entiat Units;
(c) Chief Joseph Wildlife Area: Chief Joseph, 4-O Ranch, Grouse Flats, and Shumaker Units;
(d) Colockum Wildlife Area: Colockum Unit;
(e) Columbia Basin Wildlife Area: Lower Crab Creek and Quincy Lakes Units;
(f) L.T. Murray Wildlife Area: Quilomene, L.T. Murray, and Whiskey Dick Units;
(g) Oak Creek Wildlife Area: Cowiche, Oak Creek, and Rock Creek Units;
(h) Scotch Creek Wildlife Area: Chesaw, Ellemehan, Scotch Creek, Charles and Mary Eder, Similkameen-Chopaka, and Tunk Valley Units;
(i) Sinlahekin Wildlife Area: Sinlahekin, Driscoll Island, and Carter Mountain Units;
(j) Wells Wildlife Area: Indian Dan Canyon Unit;
(k) Wenas Wildlife Area: Wenas Unit;
(l) W.T. Wooten Wildlife Area: W.T. Wooten Unit.
(2) Goats or sheep that have tested positive for Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae or that are displaying signs of pneumonia or other illness will not be allowed on any WDFW–managed lands. Goats or sheep displaying signs of pneumonia or other illness while on department lands must be removed by the animal(s) owner or owner's agent within 48 hours.
(3) If a goat or sheep becomes lost, the owner or owner's agent must make every effort to locate and recover it. If the goat or sheep cannot be recovered, the animal's owner or owner's agent shall contact the department by telephone as soon as possible. A violation of this subsection may be punishable under RCW 77.15.160 or other relevant statute depending on the circumstances of the violation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 77.04.012, 77.04.020, 77.04.055, 77.12.047, and 77.12.210. WSR 23-02-069, § 220-500-045, filed 1/4/23, effective 2/4/23.]
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